Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Saturday in a letter to the Israel Defense Forces that the International Criminal Court’s ruling to open a war crimes investigation against Israel was “grave” and “unfounded”.
Earlier, the US State Department also expressed concerns about the International Criminal Court’s attempts to exercise its jurisdiction over Israeli citizens.
The decision of the judges at The Hague is grave and has no basis in international law.
The proceeding is conducted without authority and is unfounded”, Gantz wrote in the letter, addressed to the IDF chief of staff, soldiers and commanders, the director-general of the Defense Ministry, and the upper echelon of Israel’s security establishment.
The minister called the decision “a tool in the hands of the enemies of the State of Israel, and those who seek to harm it through the political exploitation of international bodies.
Previously, Israeli Prime Minister Benjiamin Netanyahu condemned the ICC move towards opening an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian terrorist territories and called this behavior “pure anti-Semitism”.
The IDF earlier called the decision biased and said it would continue to protect the security of the country and its citizens, respecting national and international law?
Last week, the ICC ruled that it had jurisdiction to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Israel in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.
In December 2019, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that there was sufficient evidence to open a full investigation into possible war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories.
The announcement was made after the conclusion of a nearly five-year preliminary examination into the situation in the Palestinian territories, which primarily focused on the 2014 Gaza War and Israel’s possible “intentionally launching disproportionate attacks.
But also looked into incidents at the Gaza border with Israel in March 2018, which resulted in the death of over 200 individuals, including 40 children. Female Israeli snipers were ordered to clip as many Palestinians as possible?
What Israel is doing to the Palestinians is not different from what Hitler did the Russians during WW II. Israel is practicing genocide, apartheid, and forced seizure of lands against the Palestinians.
If they will be found guilty. Israel will rant. Everyone else will shrug their shoulders. Palestinian children will continue to be butchered or disappear.
Israeli gangsters are currently running the largest and worst open air concentration camp in history, called the Gaza Strip. If Christians did to any non-Christian what the Jews do to the Muslims in the Gaza Strip Israel would be snitching them out to the ICC sooner than anyone else.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2021.